It’s official, SONY has just announced the price drop for the PlayStation 3. How low you ask and when? Well the new price is effective immediately for those of us in the US and the UK and Japan will see the cheaper price August 18th. So what is the price tag already? The 160GB will run you $249 for North America and euro 249 for Europe and 29,980 yen in Japan.
Here is a portion of the official Press Release detailing the new pricing.
Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system with 160GB hard disk drive (HDD), currently available at a recommended retail price (RRP) of 29,980 yen (including tax), $299 and euro 299, will be available at a very attractive new RRP of 24,980 yen (including tax) for Japan, /PAL territories. SCE will also reduce the price of the PS3® system with 320GB HDD, currently available at a RRP of 34,980 yen (including tax), $349 and euro 349, to RRP of 29,980 yen (including tax), $299 and euro 299. The new pricing will be immediately effective for North America and Europe/PAL territories, and starting August 18, 2011 for Japan.
So will this price drop get you to buy a PS3 finally or even replace the one you already have. Because let’s face it for that price the PS3 is worth every penny of the new price tag.